This past week, we had new Managers in Training at our home office in Northbrook for office training. Through this, Managers learn about responsibilities ranging from working with the store's management team to achieve all budgeted financial goals, including income, sales and costs, to learning how to assist with ordering to ensure inventory maintenance and appropriate receiving procedures are being followed. The rigorous training these Managers go through doesn't stop with the hands-on, strategic training though - it goes even deeper. What I've learned from working at Malnati's is that procedures and practical training only take an employee so far. It is your personal growth and emotional competence that are the key factors for progress.
A lot of time is dedicated to help employees identify their strengths and how to best leverage these strengths given their environment. At the same time though, weaknesses are discovered and blind spots are brought to light. This is one of the biggest steps in learning how much you can grow on a personal level. In the same way a family comes together to help guide and offer their support of a family member, Malnati's provides trainees with the support and tools they need in order to grow.
I believe this is what sets Malnati's apart from other companies and what sets us up for success. I am more motivated and happy knowing that I work for a company that cares not only about the product they serve to their customers, but also the person that is serving that product. If you are looking for a job, or know someone who is, make sure to check out our current job openings – we would love to have you be part of our family.
Contributed by Meghan R.